Alexander PS type

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Alexander PS type
Stagecoach B10M Alexander PS 20901.jpg
Alexander PS-type bodied Volvo B10M run by Stagecoach Merseyside.
Alexander PS.JPG
The interior of a PS-bodied Volvo B10M.
Overview
Manufacturer Walter Alexander
Production 1988–1998
Assembly Falkirk, Scotland
Body and chassis
Doors 1 or 2 doors
Floor type Step entrance
Chassis Volvo B10M[1]
Leyland Lynx[2]
Mercedes-Benz O405[3]
Dennis Lance[4]
Iveco Turbocity[5]
Scania N113[6]
Powertrain
Transmission ZF or Voith
Dimensions
Length 11.9m
Width 2.5m
Height 3.0m
Chronology
Successor Alexander ALX300

The Alexander PS was a step-floor single-decker bus body built by Walter Alexander Coachbuilders in Falkirk, Scotland and was produced between the late 1980s and 1990s on Dennis Lance,[4] Leyland Lynx,[2] Mercedes-Benz O405,[3] Scania N113,[6] Volvo B10M[1] and as a one off on the Iveco TurboCity chassis.[5] They normally seat around 49 passengers. Its successor was the Alexander ALX300.

This style was originally built for Singapore Bus Services, but Stagecoach Group is also a big user of the type, many examples having been purchased for use in the UK. Many FirstGroup examples have been scrapped, but buses previously with Stagecoach have fared better, with many of the latter leading new lives as school buses with smaller independent operators in Great Britain. The body was also sold in Hong Kong, for Kowloon Motor Bus and Stagecoach Hong Kong.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lord, Rebecca (26 May 2015). "New bus donated by Stagecoach in South Wales". Barry And District News. Retrieved 14 January 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Alexander PS bodied Leyland Lynx image". Tripod. Archived from the original on 14 January 2016. Retrieved 14 January 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Tay, Desmond (1 May 2008). "SBS112L on 139 along Balestier Road. This is a Walter Alexander PS-bodied example of the Mercedes Benz O405 fleet". Flickr. Retrieved 14 January 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Devoy, David (2015). Western SMT Buses. Amberley Publishing Limited. ISBN 9781445646695. 
  5. ^ a b Bowerbank, Mike (18 March 2012). "Iveco Turbo City demonstrator Alexander PS K891XGS on hire to Thames Transit in Oxford". Flickr. Retrieved 14 January 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Devoy, David (2014). Ayrshire Buses. Amberley Publishing Limited. ISBN 9781445641850. Retrieved 14 January 2016. 

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